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Democracy Dialogue

Global conversations inspired by Egypt's 2011 uprising featuring  Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi

Media in للغة العربية,  中文, اردو, 한국어

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GLOBAL DEMOCRACY INSPIRED BY THE 2011 ARAB UPRISINGS

Mohamed ElBaradei & Rajmohan Gandhi

in post-revolution Egypt




In the turbulent post-revolution period in 2012, a time of enormous hope mixed with  tremendous uncertainty, Rajmohan Gandhi, international peace advocate, historian, former parliamentarian, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, traveled to Egypt with a small delegation from the University of Illinois to lend solidarity to the Egyptian people and engage in dialogue with Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Laureate and head of Egypt's opposition coalition. The idea was to provide a vehicle for these two figures to reflect on the Egyptian uprising, the experience of Gandhi during India's independence movement, and global struggles for democracy.  

 Mohamed ElBaradei & Rajmohan Gandhi, Cairo, 2012

Mohamed ElBaradei & Rajmohan Gandhi, Cairo, 2012

 The Constitution Party: Bread, Freedom and Social Justice

The Constitution Party: Bread, Freedom and Social Justice

At the time of their two-day encounter, ElBaradei was head of the Constitution Party (hizb al-dastoor), and  on the verge of leading the opposition coalition, The National Association for Change. The Egyptian parliament was in the process of drafting a new constitution, the government of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi was facing growing levels of popular discontent, and pressure was mounting on the opposition to provide a viable alternative to the Brotherhood and the Military.

Their conversations about how to organize  After the Uprising, their reflections about Divide and Rule, global security, nuclear disarmament, minorities,  and global citizenship,  capture a combination of BIG IDEAS about global democracy, as well as more intimate stories about how the personal biographies of Dr. ElBaradei and Mahatma Gandhi intersected with monumental historical change in Egypt and India.


    THE TRANSCRIPTS

 Transcripts of the dialogue encounters are available for download in

 ARABIC, CHINESE, URDU, KOREAN



DEMOCRACY DIALOGUE MEMES

The Democracy Dialogue memes are teasers for  learners and educators to explore key ideas from from figures  whose work is dedicated to global justice, education,  and critical democracy. The memes are drawn from  notable works of literature, political philosophy, sociology, history and economics, among others. 

 see the  memes in  English

see the  memes in English

 See the memes in  Persian

See the memes in Persian

 See the memes in  Arabic

See the memes in Arabic

 See the memes in  Chinese

See the memes in Chinese

 

THE VIDEOS

The Democracy Dialogue vignettes  combine BIG IDEAS about global democracy, as well as more intimate stories about how the personal biographies of Mohamed ElBaradei and Mahatma Gandhi intersected with monumental historical change in Egypt and India.  See the entire selection of videos here


Ideas vs. Ideology



After the Uprising


Divide & Rule



Citizens & Minorities



Nuclear Disarmament



Educating for Global Security



Democracy dialogue was launched on January 25, 2016, the five year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution.

The resources on  the Democracy Dialogue website and its YouTube channels are non-commercial and intended for educational purposes. The videos and transcripts are under the creative commons license CC-BY-ND.